Regulation of the engineering industry and foreign engineers in SA

The Department of Home Affairs and the Engineering Council of South Africa briefed the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the gazetted "Critical Skills List" and the regulatory functions of the ECSA, especially as it related to the recruitment of foreign engineers to work in SA. In the aftermath of the uproar caused in engineering circles by the employment of 34 Cuban engineers, both the Department and the ECSA expressed their commitment to a fully regulated industry and to managing the influx of foreign engineers, because statistics showed that 52% of economically active engineers practised unregistered currently.

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